I’m emailing on Saturday, because I am not going to be able to Monday. Our Zone will be busy playing in the semi-annual World Cup! We are beyond excited, and Team Comas has some serious game, so cross your fingers!
Well, I’ve got one piece of sad news, and then a bunch of pieces of good news. Sad news first. We live in the house of the Bishop, and this week their Peruvian Dog died. “Rest in peace Poffy.” He was all ugly, and had little patches of scruffy gray hair, but a great heart. I think in the after life he will have long luscious blonde hair, like a golden retriever.
On a happier note, we are very excited because Isabel, who was baptized last Saturday told us that she wants to head out on a mission! This is going to be such an amazing experience for her.
Remember Natalie, the awesome girl that moved to Huancayo but is going to find the missionaries there and get baptized? Well, KARMA! Because this week Isabel´s Dad arrived from the Jungle, and told us straight up, he wants to follow Christ, unify his family, and get baptized. We were like, well, okay, we can help ya with that one! AND, its a bonus, because he brought us tasty food from the Jungle! So, we sent somebody to a different part of Perú with the desires to get baptized, and Heavenly Father sent US somebody from a different part of Perú with the desires to get baptized.
We also found about 4 more people this week who have accepted the invitation to be baptized. I’m not exactly sure what we are doing to have so much success, but we must be doing something right! Hard work is the key I suppose.
Moreover, Joselyn is very excited for her baptism on the 30th of this month! She really is the golden investigator. If all goes as planned, we are going to have a baptism or two every week for at least five weeks.
Elder Hilario and I had to make the trek to the municipalidad (city) one last time to finish up the wedding papers. We were super nervous, because we had to collect one paper from one building, which they weren’t even supposed to have until one day later, and run over to another building a mile away and give the paper to them. AND we were on a deadline. We had to do everything before ten o’clock a.m. I don’t know how we did it, but we saw some miracles and were able to do everything, so now we can relax a bit until the 29th, and just wait to eat the wedding cake.
Tuesday we had a really good Zone Conference with President Erickson.
Well, sorry this email was so random, but we are pretty excited for all the miracles that we have been seeing lately in our area.
Sending you all my best wishes, and I hope you have a wonderful week. I know with all my heart that the work I am doing is the work of the Lord, to help edify and establish His kingdom in the earth today. I am absolutely honored to be one of his servants, and I know without a doubt that the church is true.
Sending love to the Shire,
Sending love to the Shire,
P.S. I think they buried Poffy in the street right outside our front door.
P.S.S. We are going to win the World Cup. We have to!
Note to Dad: "Remember this picture? Well you would be happy to know,
Father, that our Zone now has the nickname "Sonrisa Colgate" (Colgate Smile),
because of my smile in my mission picture.
That pic is making it's way all around the Zone!
Ha Ha Ha Ha. Have a great week,
Love, Elder Reschke"